With hunting season in full swing, hundreds of thousands of hunters in West Virginia will head for the woods. Hunting has always been an important part of West Virginia’s culture, but so has helping one another in need. With 217,000 people struggling with hunger in West Virginia, Mountaineer Food Bank encourages hunters to combine their love of the outdoors and hunting with the Hunters Helping the Hungry program.
The Hunters Helping the Hungry program has become an important part of helping families in West Virginia struggling with hunger. This program helps coordinate the donation, processing, and distribution of venison through participating meat processors all over the state. The venison is then distributed through MFB’s network of agencies in our 48-county service area. With protein being one of the food banks biggest needs, this program has a huge impact on families and individuals struggling to put food on the table.
This partnership with West Virginia’s generous hunters is essential to providing lean, nutritious meat to those who need it most across our state.
We’re proud to be partnered with this program for another year, and we hope to exceed last year’s donation of 23,807lbs of deer meat. Hunters interested in donating can take their deer to a participating meat processor, or you can help by making a financial donation to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. For more information, you can visit the W.V. DNR’s website.